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Darwin Military Museum: General Entry Ticket
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Darwin Military Museum: General Entry Ticket
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The Defence of Darwin Experience is managed by Darwin Military Museum on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. It was established to tell a story of Darwin's role in World War II and is dedicated to the period 1932 to 1945 - a very important...more
5434 Alec Fong Lim Drive | East Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
+61 8 8981 9702
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All reviews military museum interactive displays vietnam war pearl harbour bombing raids gun emplacements second world war short film australian history personal stories air raid an eye opener well worth the visit on display couple of hours great insight hop on hop off bus
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Reviewed yesterday

Fascinating insight in to the experiences of Darwin in World War 2. I had heard that Darwin was bombed during the war but I was under the impression it had only occurred once. I was amazed to find out that Darwin was bombed many times...More

Thank Dianne O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place has an incredible array of military hardware. It is an easy venue to navigate around and covers a couple of conflicts that Australia took part in. There is also some very interesting interactive screen displays inside as well as as short movie on...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is very well set out and the short film about the bombing of Darwin is well done. The displays are informative and the interactive parts are good too - there’s a wealth of information and you can take in as much or as...More

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My son and I visited the war experience museum, and we both come away much more enlightened on the devastation the war had on our northern shores. There are great displays of war relics and their use during the bombings of 1942. I highly recommend...More

Thank Norman E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The 8 to 10 “goggle experience “ is so real that I thought I was there when the bombing of Darwin happened. The other exhibitions are amazing as well. Plus excellent souvenirs.

Thank becull
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A significant percentage of Australians would be unfamiliar with the Bombing of Darwin - let alone aware of the scale of the attack. More ordnance was dropped on Darwin than on Pearl Harbour, and the subsequent attacks on other towns and cities (including the midget...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tells the whole story from many angles however a little hard to follow in the main exhibition! The film however was very good and probably best to see first. Outside some other good information to include information on the involvement in the Korean and Vietnam...More

Thank greyhairedyoungman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting with digital/interactive and static displays. Some interesting military equipment to view as well.

Thank 308duncanr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many things I enjoyed. Darwin goes on and on and on about being bombed by the Japanese. Ok that’s nice. Even though many many many places were bombed more or worse, Darwin’s claim to this event is significant as Australia was rudely awakened. That said...More

Thank MikeL37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit to learn about our past history. What I have learnt is Aussies didn’t seem prepared for the attack on Darwin and the other towns that were targeted. The museum has been well done with a video and real...More

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18 February 2017|
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Response from Norman C | Property representative |
The Museum is approx. 15 kilometres from the wharf and as such too far to walk. Means of transport to the Museum are taxi or tour bus as there is no public transport to East Point
Barb E
21 January 2017|
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Response from Norman C | Property representative |
Hi The Museum is open from 10am to 3:30pm 7 days per week during the 'wet season' (now until 30th March)
30 July 2016|
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Response from JvR-MvR | Reviewed this property |
You could take the hop-on, hop-off bus which goes right past the waterfront. You could also contact the museum. See details on their website: defenceofdarwin.nt.gov.au Hope this helps.